Wednesday, March 14, 2007
I also just found out there's a Hatha Yoga class at the gym on Sunday evenings! That's very intriguing to me -- I may have to go check it out!
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
So today I went back to the gym for the first time since I've been sick and let me tell you --
I dunno if it's just cause it's hotter, or because I haven't been in over a week -- but I had to take it slower today. WHAT A BUMMER!!! I had gotten up to doing 30 min at incline 5, 3mph pretty regularly and had started changing it up to increase the challenge -- like slower pace but incline 9 for the first ten minutes, faster lower incline for a while, then going to my "normal" base, but kicking up the incline slooowwwlllyyy... stuff like that.
Today I couldn't do my normal base. So that was kinda a bummer -- I stayed at it for my normal time, and mostly at 3mph, but when I was at that pace, I was at 0 incline. I'm sure I'll get back up in no time as I get used to it again, but that was kind of a bummer!!! :) At least I can tell if I'm pushing myself too hard and not just wear myself out so I can continue to recover from being sick and not relapse. That's a positive out of it!
I'm totally excited because I'm trying some new foods today. Oh and last night!!! Last night I made the "Southwest Chicken Stew" SparkPeople recipe. It was... not really stewlike. But it was good. Basically it's chicken cut bitesizish, green pepper, onion, garlic, Ro-Tel, black beans, corn, seasoned with cumin (I added some salt, pepper, and ground cayenne to heat it up a bit... my husband likes things SPICY.) I tell you what! Those servings are HUGE!!! I planned to have 1.5 since the recipe makes three... and it recommends serving it with rice! We didn't do the rice, but DANG. I was STUFFED. I should have stopped eating it, but I had already entered it into the tracker and even eating all of it I wasn't at my calories for the day. So... bleh.
Next time I make it I think I will serve it in a wrap with some cheese and lettuce and stuff as opposed to eating it as is. That way it's a bit less... HEAVY. And I can get more calories out of it. But yeah, I recommend the recipe! :) But back to today....
I bought some 100 calorie packs (Reeses and ... some chocolate kiss kind...) and also I got these little 50 calorie packs of apple crisps. I figure it'd be good to try some different easy things to audition as regulars. :) hahaha. Oh and I got a Kashi Go Lean Protein Fiber bar. I slept in really late this morning so I grabbed that for pre workout, and I'm gonna eat one of the apple packs and reeses packs in a minute kinda as a post workout food since I didn't have time to have a NORMAL kind of breakfast. The Kashi bar was good... but I don't think I'll be getting a lot of them. It'd be good to have around just in case. The stats on it are pretty good -- you can check out my food tracker on my page if you're curious. :)
For lunch I brought in some Whole Wheat Pitas, a baby spring mix of greens, alfalfa sprouts, Tahini... FRUIT! And some smartfood white cheddar popcorn. :) hehehe. But yeah, I haven't had a pita probably... since I've been married? In a long time. Maybe since then but maybe only once. hahaha. I mean I've had similar stuff, we've done wraps and whatnot. But yeah. So I'm kinda psyched.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Yeah, that's me. I'm really doing this. I'm really losing weight. I'm really working out and trying to eat healthy! :)
Today I weighed in at 271!!!!!! That is SO CLOSE to my current mini goal of being at/below 270 before April! :) I'm going to have to set a new goal soon! ahhahaha. Anyway. When I get there I can say -- I've lost (over maybe) 20 lbs!!! Isn't that crazy??? I'm so psyched.
The only big bummer is that due to financial constraints I have to put off grocery shopping till later and we REALLLLY need some fresh food. So it will be a struggle this week to meet my goals of eating some fruit and veggies each day. I still have some frozen peas... and... that's about it. MAYBE some canned corn, but you know, corn is not the paragon of nutrition! I LOVE IT TO DEATH, but it doesn't have a whole lot going on. :) hahahaha. Anyway, it's going to be a bit difficult, especially as I finally have the hubby on a plan. Since he's just starting I'm trying to reinforce the idea that for right now you're just learning about what you're eating and do not beat yourself up about going outside of the goal.
I was in here reading spark emails yesterday and I went out into the living room and he had devoured most of a large bag of jalapeno cheddar fries!!! I was like, baby! Do I have to watch you every minute? :) hahahahahhaa. But then I felt bad cause I ended up making him feel all ashamed, and I tried to tout the SparkPeople wisdom -- don't feel too guilty baby, you just have to make sure you continue to stick to the plan and don't give up because you messed up once!! And then what I said before about the beginning being for education more than for sticking to it exactly. But ANYWAY. I'm proud of him for trying to give it a go!
Now to go see what we can eat this week without ruining my progress and his beginnings... :)
Monday, February 26, 2007
I dunno what that title's all about...but basically I'm excited because I was kinda a blob last week. I STUCK TO THE PLAN!! But I didn't do anything extra and I felt a bit halfhearted. I think I ate better last week -- lots of fresh fruit and veggies! But over the weekend I ate HORRIBLY.
I lost weight. I mean, I gauge my eating good and eating bad, all of these are within my cal, carb, fat, AND protein! And I was still excercising as much as I should have been and actually burned a bit more, but I just felt lazy.
So anyway. Now that Aunt Flo is GONE, I feel energized and ready to go! :) Not to mention I'm motivated by my recent loss. Anyway.
I fed EIGHT PEOPLE on Saturday for dinner. I made burgers and potato wedges with a recipe for the burgers from my cook healthy cook quick book. I modified it a BIT, using better buns than suggested, but I also used turkey bacon instead of ham for the filling so it was kind of a trade off. Everything was delicious, I also budgeted myself for cake that evening. hahah. :) We looked through all the cakes in the bakery section to find the one with the best nutrition facts and got it. It was quite delicious!!! But not good for like... EVERYDAY. you know?
But it was ok for one day. But yeah, making 16 burgers with FILLING in side and cooking 3 batches of potato wedges was kinda.... a lot. :) But it was very rewarding to be able to do that for people and make something that everyone enjoyed but still fit within my diet. (Of couse, a few people including myself only ate one burger, which means we had leftovers but since I used semi-healthy recipe to begin with -- I CAN ACTUALLY EAT THEM and not SCREW UP!). hahaha.
Wellllll... I dunno what else to say except I'm losing weight still but my measurements haven't changed since last week, although considering how tall I am I think I'll have to get used to the fact that the scale is going to move faster than my perception of myself. I mean, it definitely did while I was gainign! EEP!
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